Flying Instructors Course

Please find below an in-depth view of the Flying Instructors Course.

What's involved?

The FIC consists of 30 hours of dual training. It covers the complete PPL syllabus and teaches you how to instruct across the length and breadth of the PPL Course. There is also instruction in how to give Pre Flight Briefings and Long Briefings for the PPL Course. Once completed you will face a long day's scrutiny at the hands of an examiner who will test your instructional technique in both the classroom and in the cockpit. 

"The well developed course and experienced instructors means our current 1st time pass rate is 100% and most courses complete in the 30 hour minimum."

Prerequisites

Minimum age 18

Current EASA Class 1 or 2 medical

English Language Proficiency level 6

Hold either a valid EASA aeroplane pilots licence, which includes a valid Single Engine Piston (Land) Class or single pilot, Single Engine Type Rating.

Have a CPL(A) or have completed at least 200 hours of flight time of which 150 hours as PIC if holding a PPL(A).

Have completed at least 10 hours instrument flight instruction in aeroplanes, of which not more than 5 hours may be instrument ground time in a FNPT or a flight simulator.

Have completed at least 20 hours of cross-country flight as PIC of aeroplanes, including a cross-country flight of at least 540km (300 nm) in the course of which full-stop landings at two aerodromes different from the aerodromes of departure shall be made.

Have completed at least 30 hours on single engine piston powered aeroplanes of which at least 5 hours shall be in the six months preceding the pre-entry flight test.

Are there any exams?

Have passed a pre-entry flight test within the six months preceding the start of the course.

The course includes theoretical knowledge tests.

An assessment of competence with a CAA examiner.